November 28th, 2010 By Edwin Ayala
November 27, 2010
Las Vegas, NV – Juan Manuel Marquez (134 lbs), Mexico City, MX TKO 9 Michael Katsidis (135), Toowoomba, Australia. (WBC 135 lb. title) Marquez (52-5-1, 37 KOs) retains recognized World champion retained his title in an exciting give and take battle with the always willing Katsidis (27-3, 22 KOs). MK wanted to draw Marquez into a war and the Mexican mauler was than happy to oblige. Katsidis shocked Marquez (dropping him) in the third with a left hook to the chin. Marquez as he usually does, recovered quickly and controlled the remainder of the action packed bout. After taking to much punishment the fight was stopped at 2:14 of the ninth by referee Kenny Bayless.
BEROTO BATS FREDDY LIKE MEXICAN PINATA
Andre Berto (145), Winter Haven, FL TKO 1 Freddy Hernandez (147), Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (WBC 147 lb. title) Berto (27-0, 21 KOs) completely destroyed an unworthy opponent in Hernandez (29-2, 20 KOs) in the first round. After an explosive right hand floored Hernandez, referee Russell Mora called it at 2:07.
LITZAU FINALLY WORTHY OF HYPE?
Jason Litzau (130) Saint Paul, MN SD 10 Celestino Caballero (131.5), Panama City, Panama. In a surprising upset, 13-1 underdog, Litzau (28-2, 21 KOs) earned a hard fought win over highly respected WBA/IBF super bantamweight champion Caballero (34-3, 23 KOs) Fought at a good pace, Litzau’s scores were 97-93 and 96-94, while Caballero was credited with a 96-94 score.
SHOWTIME USA SAW WARD GET BUCKLED
Oakland, CA –Andre Ward (168), Oakland, CA UD 12 Sakio Bika (168), Sydney, Australia. (WBA 168 lb title) Ward (23-0, 13 KOs) was supposed to have a tune-up in facing the battle tested and tough as nails Bika (28-5-2, 19 KOs) but it was everything but, as a bloodied Ward showed his superior skills, jabbing and moving effectively, although his legs buckled form a Bika right in round 12. Even though Ward was in control for most of the night, the cards were a little to lopsided. Scores were 120-108 and 118-110 twice
SHOWTIME FIGHT IN FINLAND WAS A ROUT!
Helsinki, Finland – Carl Froch (167), Nottingham, United Kingdom UD 12 Arthur Abraham (167.5), Berlin, Germany. (WBC 168 lb title) Froch (27-1, 20 KOs) scored an unexpected lopsided 12 round unanimous decision over Abraham (31-2, 25 KOs) in the last stage 3 fight in the Super Six World Boxing Classic. Scores were 119-109 and 120-108 twice. Froch, who regained the WBC 168l lb. diadem had an easy night as Abraham was uninspired throughout the fight although being scolded by trainer Ulli Wegner between rounds.
Edwin “Ace” Ayala